(410 ILCS 100/20)
    Sec. 20. Eligibility for grant.
    (a) Any person, entity, or organization within a county may apply for a grant under this Act and may serve as the lead agency to administer and coordinate project activities within the county and develop community partnerships necessary to implement the grant.
    (b) Persons, entities, or organizations within adjoining counties with populations of less than 100,000 may jointly submit a multicounty grant proposal. The proposal must clearly identify a single lead agency with respect to program accountability and administration, however.
    (c) In addition to the grants awarded under subsections (a) and (b), up to 20% of the funding for the grant program shall be dedicated to projects that address improving racial and ethnic health status within specific urban areas identified by the Department in rules.
    (d) Nothing in this Act prevents a person, entity, or organization within a county or group of counties from separately contracting for the provision of racial and ethnic health promotion, health awareness, and disease prevention services.
(Source: P.A. 94-447, eff. 1-1-06.)